Josh Abbott Band Plays the House of Blues, San Diego [Setlist]

Josh proudly represented Texas Country.

April 15, 2019
Josh Abbott Band

Photo: Pamela L. Bonner / Ruidoso News

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Josh Abbott Band proudly represented Texas Country at the House of Blues in San Diego Saturday night (April 13th). 

He set started with the anthemic "My Texas," and included fan favorites like "Amnesia," "Hangin' Around," "Road Trippin'" (which included an Aaron Watson name-check), "I'll Sing About Mine," and "She's Like Texas," during which, an audience member was invited to come on stage to propose to his girlfriend (she said, "Yes"). Brand new songs "I Could Use a Little More You" and "Everybody Outta Get Drunk" were embraced by the crowd, who also enjoyed the humorous "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" (inspired by a former roommate who was an Army ranger), and acoustic versions of the romantic "Good Night for Dancing" and downright sexy "Touch."

Josh has a gift for recording duets with female country artists on the brink of recording careers, including Kacey Musgraves, who sang "Oh, Tonight" on She's Like Texas, and Carly Pearce, who sang "Wasn't That Drunk" on Front Row Seat, and included solo versions of these songs in his performance.

He noted that his favorite song to perform over the past several years has been "I'm Her Only Flaw," which he dedicated to his wife. He covered Pat Green's "Take Me Out to a Dancehall," Mel McDaniel's "Louisiana Saturday Night," and Charlie Robison's "Good Time," a nod to the iconic singer-songwriter who had to unexpectedly retire from performing last fall. 

Wrapping up his set was the suggestive "Taste," and a promise to return to Southern California. 

Setlist:

1. My Texas

2. I'll Sing About Mine

3. Hangin' Around

4. I Could Use a Little More You

5. Live It While You Got It

6. Louisiana Saturday Night (Mel McDaniel cover)

7. Wasn't That Drunk

8. I'm Your Only Flaw

9. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

10. Until My Voice Goes Out

11. She Likes Texas

12. Road Trippin'

13. The Night Is Ours

14. Good Time (Charlie Robison cover)

15. Where's the Party

16. Everybody Outta Get Drunk

17. Touch

18. Good Night for Dancing

19. T-R-O-U-B-L-E (Travis Tritt cover, sung by Preston Wait)

20. I Just Wanna Love You

21. Amnesia

22. Oh, Tonight

23. Take Me Out to a Dancehall (Pat Green cover)

24. Taste